Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 29, 1948 · Page 1
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor - - Alex, H. Washburn ---- • Speed Must Be Reduced on U. S. 67 The mounting toll of dead and jnjurcd in automobile accidents on the southwest Arkansas section of U.S. 67 suggests that the state government should lower the speed limit to a level commensurate with an unsafe highway. For the local section of U.S. 67 js unsafe. The shoulders of the road are impassable between Hope and Texarkana. Dozens of cars and trucks have mired 'down during wet weather, climaxed last week by a startling local tragedy which was certainly due in part to the fact that the highway shoulders can't bo used when it is necessary to dodge an oncoming car. And I found out something Sunday when I had to drive to Little Hock to attend the Winter meeting of the Associated Press. (J. S. 67 is a destroyed highway between Prescolt and Gurclon. There are deep holes all over the paved lanes. Maintenance men instead of replacing entire slabs of concrete had cut out squares in a slab and plugged the holes with cement— the result being that the reinforcement steel which holds each slab together was severed. Then the rains came a heavy truck wheel 'knocked the patch loose from the rest of the slab; and now once-fine U.S. 67 is like a house with water pouring through the roof-— going to wracK and ruin before our eyes. I think all of you ought to write or telephone Governor Ben Lancy at once and ask for special speed restrictions on 67 between Hope and Texarkana, and between Prescolt and Gurdon. Huge state billboards ought to be erected at either end of these dangerous passages warning the public that 35 or 40 miles an hour is the limit of safe driving — and especially in wet weather. It would work a special hardship on the state police but they really ought to be instructed to establish warning patrols at each billboard when the weather is bad. What I have in mind is the unfairness of our highway situation lor out-of-statc travelers. Yesterday I was passed by many non-Arkansas drivers who couldn't possibly know about the highway disaster that has fallen upon us, and therefore had no warning of either bad roadway or suicidal shoulders. This newspaper is not normally in the business of restricting highway speeds, for such action most certainly will discourage travel and hurt business; but when human life is 1 at stake you have no other course. Star WEATHER Arkansas: Fair this afternoon and tonight, not so cold north portion tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer. 50TH YEAR: VOL. 50 — NO. 38 Star of Hop* 1899; Prusj 1927 Consolidated January 18, I92» HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1948 (AP)-r-Moans Associated Press (NEA)—Meons Newspaper Enterprise Au'n. PRICE 5c COPY Connaily Sees Quick End to Berlin Blockade Washington, Now. 29 (At— Senator Connaily (D-Tex) todny voiced a personal belief that "the Russian blockade of Berlin will be lifted soon." Connaily, who will again be chairman of the foreign relations committee when Democrats organize the senate, said, however, he was not speaking "with authority." In his In his first news conference since returning from Texas, Connaily also expressed belief that: (11 The senate foreign relations committee will take quick action in January on a western defense pact. (2) That no American troops will the be up be be sent to aid China. (3) That any agreement on Berlin currency issue must reached with joint control set to guarantee no nation would injured financially. Connaily said there must be a .joint control of any currency distributed in Berlin before an agreement is reached. This has been a troublesome point in the Berlin blockade. Connaily said the "row over the Russian mark circulating in Berlin" docs not justify the cost of the airlift to feed Berlin and not "relieve us of any threats of conflict." He said he was confident that agreement will be reached although he insisted he was not speaking for the administration. He said his trip to Europe this fall had left him with the strong impression that the Berlin situation has "brightened up" and there will be a settlement. It was Connally's opinion that agreement will be reached for the Russian mark to circulate in Berlin with the Russians lifting the blockade. This would remove the need of the costly air force airlift which has been used to carry suppliles into the beleaguered city. Elector-la! College Change Supported by Fulbright Washington, Nov. 29 — MV-Senator Fulbright (D-Ark) said today he will join Senator Lodge (R- Mass) in sponsoring legislation to revise the electoral college setup. The Lodge proposal is to divide a state's electoral vote in proportion to the popular vote cast in that state for presidential candidates. At present the candidate getting the most votes in a state wins all of its electoral votes. Lodge presented his proposal at the last session of congress and plans to re-introduce it next year. He has aked various senators to join him. Fulbright told a reporter today he will become a co-sponsor. "This proposal tends to diminish the importance of small minorities in states with large electoral votes, 1 'Fulbright said, "and provides a fairer system of election a president." ' In a close election, he said, a small minority could swing New York's entire* 47 electoral votes to the Republican or Democratic column, as best suited its purpose. But under the Lodge proposal, Truman Aides Planning New Labor Policy Washington, Nov. 29 —(/P)—President Truman and his labor lieutenants begin this week to shape the labor policy of his new administration. Chief item, because of the Truman campaign pledges, is repeal of the Taft-Hartley act and writing a new labor law. Setting the stage for that today, a team of labor department attorneys was ready with a report to Mr. Truman on what should go into his "state of the union" message to the new congress in January. The lawyers, skilled at industrial relations and drafting of laws, were selected by Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin to draw up the recommendations. u -j «v. * " ~ "• "• i"-«---.--'i They will propose that Mr. Truhe said the two principal parties man £ ppeal ft, t ' he ncw dcmocrat ic UL'fil 11 n cnnrn tho ninnisimt iTf\tt\i~< •?*•.! , it it i • i i controlled house and senate to ]imk the Taft-Harflcy act opposed by labor loaders — and substitute a compromise which would merge some features of the 1947 law and the Wagner act of 1945. The labor department advisers also will suggest that the president offer a specific compromise bill to congress to accompany the Taft- Hartley repeal measure. This may not be popular with the AFL and CIO, whose conventions demanded outright repeal of the Taft-Hartley act and restoration of the Wagner act. Both big Heroic Mother Saves Son From Fire Searcy, Nov, year-old Paul 20—(/!-')— Two Gentry. Jr., is proportion to the popular vote they received and the minority group would come in for a small fraction. Myers' Congress Timetable Might Be Some Improvement By JAMES THRASHER The end of an average session of the United States Congress finds the members working like so many dilatory students around final examination time. They do a lot of cramming to cover work that should have been done months before. And while they may get finished, their efforts at best arc often ill-considered. For example, the last-minute haste of the 80th Congress may have helped to defeat the Kcpuoli- cans in this month's elections. In voting an lllh-hour appropriation for the Commodity Credit Corporation, the GOP-controlled Congress failed to vote the CCC funds for additional storage for farm products. The farmers meanwhile had har- .to Keep Military Washington, Nov. 29 —(/P)— Unless grave new threats develop over-seas, administration officials appear resolved to hold military spending to the $15.000,000,000 limit - in 1950 and on 22 Smcmbcrs of the House in th coming 81st Congress. More undoubted! / will be added to the list. The CIO has set out to become "the greatest influence for good" in the United States. The AFL on Wednesday will launch a campaign to raise $7oO,000 to pay expenses of its "Labor League for Political Ed- Labor Plans More Action in Politics Washington, Nov. 29 — (UP) — Organized labor's victories in the recent election have encouraged it to pour more coal into its political machinery. This decision was reached at the recent national conventions of the AFL and CIO, which claim between them to represent 14,000,000 organized workers. Labor's political leagues and committees already are girding for the 1950 elections. After a drive to wipe out the Taft-Hartley Law, the big push in 1950 will be turn out state and national lawmakers considered "unfriendly." u n-ir Tne " un ?i'iendly" label already vested bumper crops of grain. But i -f, 1 ? cc " P'" nod , on ]5 senators who this surplus harvest had to be stor- W1 " be up for cl ectton in 1950 and ed in government-approved space in order to make it eligible for support prices. Congress didn't supply the space. The farmers siood to lose money, and the Democrats capitalized on this fact. That may be the big reason why the GOP i lost that "sale" rural vote in Ohio, Illinois and Iowa. Without those states' 03 electoral voles Mr. Truman would not have had the required number to give him an undisputed victory. Sen. Francis J. Myers of Pennsylvania, being a Democrat, probably is happy about the above' incident. | But he also knows that the embarrassing results of hasty legisla- ! tion can work both ways. And he I realizes that haste can be bad for I the whole country. So, in the interest of safety and efficiency, he has proposed a mild remedy. He would put major legislation 0:1 a time table basis. The majority leaders of both houses, the committee chairmen and ranking minority members of committees would meet early in each session and schedule legislation. This schedule would be reviewed cacli 30 days and, if necessary, revised. There would be "goal" dates for committee hearings, for full consideration of bills and for a vole on them. The Myers proposal would include all appropriation bills as well as other legislation. And il would strive to eliminate the evil of attaching irrelevant legislative riders to appropriations in the final rush. Since, ideally, this plan would bring about some much-needed reforms, we should like to feel more uncourayed about it than we do. But it will have to buck the opposition of tradition, induicreiice and reluctance- which lias kepi the recent congressional reorganization from working as weii as it might and should. In addition, there are practical difficulties, as Mr. Myers is aware. Unforeseen and urgent bills, investigation and presidential appointments could throw llie timetable off schedule. And it is not likely that Ihe Myers plan would move the Senate to surrende; its cherished right to filibuster. Still, the idea might work some improvement. The legislative schedule, if adopted, should receive wide publicity. It could then become part of tile Congress' record, and contribute a clearer history of various pieces 01 legislation. With the plan working even moderately well, the public would have a better idea of winch members of Congress were dragging their ieel, and why. The two big unions expect to spend more money on politics in 1949 than the Democralic and Republican national parties combined. After President Roosevelt's fourth-term election in 1944, the CIO abandoned its successful political action committee. In 1946. the PAC, recreated late, failed miserably in electing its candidates. Labor learned its lesson then and came back strong in 1948. It hop not to be caught short again. Here are the most significant facts emerging from its new determination to keep strong: 1. There won't be a labor party, or labor-supported third party of any kind. But the AFL and CIO. while cold to talk of a merger, will Continued on page two been in- the McMath Address Meet of State AP Group Little Rock. Nov. 29 — t,P) —Gov.- elect Sid McMath believes that a reduction of tax on gasoline for farm machinery will not bring wide-spread violation in the use of the fuel. McMath expressed this opinion here yesterday when he and four other state officials and officials and officials-elect appeared before a meeting of the Arkansas Associated Press in a panel discussion. McMath told more than 50 editors of AP newspapers he believed lhat gasoline purchased at a low lax rale for farming purposes would be used for those purposes and would not find its way into the tanks of automobiles. A proposal to reduce tin; state tax on farm used gasoline was one of the planks in his campaign. Others answering the questions were Lt. Gov. Nathan Gordon, House Speaker-designate Carl Hendrix. Secretary of State C. G. Hall and Attorney General-elect Ike set by President Truman. Otherwise, they have earned the nation unged into a greater ary whirlpool. T\yo top civilian advisors to the >residcnt, it was learned today, iave carried this campaign against high defense costs right nto military headquarters at the )entagon. Their talks were delivered to a seminar of leading citizens early this month but were not then publicly reported. Chairman Edwin G. Nourse of he president's council of economic advisers warned that if the military budget rises to "a level of 18 or 20 billions, there are bound to be important repercussions on the economy." Mr. Truman said last month that the armed forces had requested $23,000,000,000 for the 1950 fiscal year starting July 1. Nourse told the pentagon group: "If we project a substantially larger scale of military spending for rearming ourselves and perhaps western Europe and some other countries, it is clear that new forces of inflation would be unleashed." Nourse said this development likely would require: 1. Price control "of quite extensive scope." 2. Either higher taxes or flationary deficit spending by government. 3. Allocations and other type controls over scarce materials. 4. Manpower controls to meet shortages in industries where more labor already is needed. Budget Director James E. Webb, it was learned, also stressed some of the same points to the pentagon group, with emphasis on possible disruption of sound government fiscal policy. In this pentagon talk, said Nourse "those who are entrusted with our foreign relations must be 'wise as serpents and harmless as doves so that the need for military effort shall be held or reduced to the lowest possible point." He urged the men "entrusted with the military effort" to "direct every dollar to the point of greatest effectiveness, and fnrepo every outlay based on traditional practice, corps prides, or dispensable ceremony." Two key members of the new have put themselves on record in favor of holding military costs to the minimum required for national defense foreign policy commitments. Rep. Cannon (D-Mo), who is due to become house appropriations committee chairman, told reporters over the week end that the new Congress must hold down expenditures "as never before." Defense items, he said, will be "subject to revision over night." Despite the world uncertainty, Cannon said he hopes to trim the budget through "spartan economy" that will take out "everything that can be dispensed with." Along that line Senator Tydings <D-Mdi, who is due to become chairman of the senate armed services committee, las* Friday told a reporter: "We must keep America strong and the world at peace, but do that with the idea that the- taxpayer also must survive." "We will cut out every bit of military expense that is not fully justified." Tydings added. labor groups shocd they were willing to proceed with " able" changes after the Wagner act is re-enacted but they want that as the starting point. The lawyers plan in two or three weeks to follow up today's general outline with a rough draft of the proposed legislation. administration meanwhile alivc today because his young mother won a race against fire. The youngster was carried from his parents' burning apartment near here yesterday a few minutes before his eight-month old sister died in the inferno. The woman, Mrs. Paul 'Gentry. Sr.. 25, rescued her son as Iho flames engulfed the second-story apartment. She made an attempt to re-enter the building to bring out the infant but was held back by iiremon. The tragedy occurred at Kensett. Ark., a small community four miles cast of here. Four buildings in the town's business section were destroyed by the fire. Mrs. Gentry was not in the apartment when the fire broke out. She had gone to a' nearby restaurant a few minutes earlier. Neither she nor her was burned. Firemen said or Kin of blaze was undetermined. The body of the baby was removed from the ruins. son the East Coast Shipping Revived Ncw York, Nov. 29 — (fP)— East Coast docks hummed with activity The pushed the development of an ov- • m /? y .. be jcrall labor policy it would like to mflantion-[see state governments and, state 'legislatures follow. The annual conference on state labor legislation start three-day sessions here Tuesday, with Secretary Tobin opening the conference.- Among the topics to be considered are wage and hour relations, child labor, state labor statistics, safety and health in factories, workmen's compensation. Industrial relations laws, and the relationship between the state and the International Labor Organization (ILO). Lions Hear About 1 Community Concert C. T. Kiefer, representative of Community Concerts orp.'<ni7Htion showed pictures of world famed artists the group represents at today's meeting.of the Lions Club. A membership drive to bring some the artists to Hope is now underway. In other action the club discussed the football game which will be played Friday night at Hammons Stadium between t»ams from the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs. Recruiting has been in progress for ovor a week and both sides- have lined up some pretty good ex-Bobcat anci college ball players. The lineups will be announced later this week. All the money derived will go to the Hope Youth Center. In case of rain the game will be postponed. today after a paralyzing 18-day reason-(strike of longshoremen. New York's waterfront resounded to the familiar clatter of pier trucks and escalators yesterday as 2,200 men reported for Sunday work following settlement of the strike. And a union chief said all 45,000 longshoremen and 20,000 clerks and handlers would be working today in ports from Maine to Virginia. Joseph P. Ryan, president of the AFL International Longshoremen's associaton, also predicted "peace along the waterfront for a long time to come." There wore new prospects of peace on the strike-bound pacific coast also. In the four major Pacific coast ports, week-end votes by CIO longshoremen ratified an employer-approved contract to end the 89-day- old maritime strike. CIO longshoremen's locals in the San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles areas approved the new pact, and smaller locals were expected to follow suit.' As the shipping blockade was lifted along a 700-mile stretcli of the Atlantic coast, the picture in the hard-hit port of New York was made even brighter by settlement of a week-long strike of 2,000 of the city's truckmen in a pay dispute. Little Rock Woman Named by Jewish Group Fort Smith, Nov. 29 — (/P)—Mrs. R. C. Kory of Little Rock is the now president of the Arkansas Jewish assembly. She was elected here yesterday at the close of a two-day convention. Other officers arc: Jack Botnick of Hot Springs, first vice president A. E. Laytin of Fort Smith, second vice president; David Solman, Helena, third vice president; Mrs. Sam Feldman of Holly Grove, treasurer and Dr. Ira Sanders of Little Rock, secretary. Fight for China Shifting to Capital Area Nanking, Nov. 29. —(/Pi—The crit- cal battle for central China ap- lenred today to be shifting from Suchow to the very approaches of this Chinese capital. It was learned reliably that the estimated 250,000 Nationalist troops at Suchow. defense bastion for Nanking, have been order to withdraw southward to engage the main Chinese Communst forces. The outcome of the entire battle for Nanking may depend on the ability of the Suchow garrison to make the withdrawal. The .Reds are concentrating in the areas of Suhsicn and Pcngpu. rail cities on Nanking's approaches. There has been nfo indication that the withdrawal order is being carried out—as yet — although it was made several days ago. Suchow still is getting supplies by planes, which are taking out wounded. Officials sources later confirmed issuance of the withdrawal order. However, Nanking observers suggested that Nationalist commanders at Suchow are reluctant !o leave the tons of munitions and supplies that have been stockpiled there in the past several months. Should Suchow commanders ignore the orders from the capital— and continue to leave idle the largest body of troops left to Chiang Kai-shek—The Reds will be free to polish off other, smaller units one by one, and attack Suchow whenever ready. The government's 12th army group, which moved up from Han- kow in an effort to reinforce Suchow. was reported encircled by Red columns about 32 miles south of Suchsien. China's small navy assigned six patrol boats to guard the 'Yangtze to prevent any Communist infiltration across the vital river. Fair and Warmer Predicted for Arkansas By The Associated Press The snowman's visit to North Arkansas was expected to be cut short torlny (Monday). A sudden cold blast over the weekend sent the mercury down to sub free/ing in some portions of the state and turned cooling rains into snow. Norfork Dam and Big Flat (near Calico Rock) were covered with four inches of snow Sunday. In Harrison, where the temperature dropped to 18 degrees, there were three inches, and Ncwports and Pargould reported a trace of snow. However, the U. S. Weather bureau at Little Rock predicted "fair and warmer" weather Monday night and Tuesday. Other low temperatures' reported early Monday included: 24 at Ozark 27 at Dardancllc; 2f! at Batesville 29 at Pine Bluff and Camden; 30 at Morrilton and tcxarkana; and 32 at Little Rock. Petrillo to Be Inaugural Music Master You Can Never Be Sure Just What Will Get Ahead in This World - Particularly in Radio By HAL BOYLE Once upon a a two-headed Survey to Determine Duck Season Little Rock, Nov. 29 — <.-T>i —- A survey is be'ing made to determine Blurry. Mf dates of Arkansas dove season Henu'rix and Gordon said the two [should be changed, chief clerical employes of the gen-| The Arkansas Game and Fish eral assembly probably will return I Commission and the U. S. Game lo their posts in tne 1949 legisla- and Wildlife Service announced u>- day they have begun the first phase of the survey near Paragould. Harold E. Wallace of Atlanta, Ga., regional supervisor for the lure. This referred to Ted McCastlain, who was secretary of the senate. Henririx ami Hall were guest speakers at a luncheon. The Arkansas iK'inoerat and the Arkansas Gazette were, hosts. federal agency, said the survey also is to determine migratory hao- its and trends in dove population. New York — I/P) — time there was born little boy. The parents were quite startled at first. Even dismayed. But their kind neighbors all made a big fuss over the baby, saying things like: "Yes. sir. you've really got something there." "Well, two heads are better than one." So the parents became quite nroud of their unusual offspring. They named one head Homer, and the other Horace. Homer-Horace grew up to be a strong rugged boy — the envy and despair of classmates. Horace was a drcamv intellectual, who by the age of 12 had read practically every book ever written. Homer was the active outdoor type, played in the school band, was a star in mathematics and quarterback and cantain of Ihe football team. They graduated at the top of their class — what Horace didn't know. Homer did — and everybody predicted a brilliant future. But landing a job pioved more (difficult, than they expected. II seemed the business world had no place for a man with two heads, even though Homer-Horace offered to work for one salary. Over and over they got the same depressing answer: "What we're looking for, hoys, i.s a man with four hands -- instead of two heads." For a time they teamed up in a "before and after" dernun.it ration of a hair tonic in a department store window, homer mussed up his hair and posed as "before." Horace, whose hair was neatly combed, represented "after." In a single week sales of tho Ionic dropped to zero. Homer-Horace .was fired. "I'm sorry, yuii all," said the Vnanager. "But our customers are ueltinK the idea thai if they use | hair lunic they'll grow an extra i — head." At home Homer-Horace became quite a financial problem to their parents. Their double appetite made the family food bills ruinous. "sometimes," sighed the father, "I almost wish that boy had been born with one head." One clay Homer-Horace passed a radio theater just as the crowd was filing in to watch a giveaway quiz show. Weary from their job quest, they slipped, in. too. hoping for a chance to rest their feet. But the announcer spotted them at once. "Ccme up on the stage and get on the program," he whispered. "A glass of beer has a belter head on it than most of the folks here, this afternoon. A moment later, despite minor cries of "Unfair, unfair" by some lady contestants, Homer-Horace were on the air. "Who composed Gray's 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard 1 .'" asked the master of ceremonies. "Thomas Gray." .snapped Horace. The audience broke into a storm of amazed applause. "How many mean are there in a male quartet 1 .'" said the M. C. "Four!" barked Homer. the mathematical wizard. Again Iho audience handclappcd its surprise wonder. The rest is iiislory, ace became tlr..- overnig of the givi'.v.wi.vj;. Th test after contest. No qui/. them down. Thei oned an agency to sell ears, refrigerator 3 Canadians Take High Farm Honors Chicago, Nov. 29 —(/P)— Three Canadian farmers hold top honors today and Americans trail in second positions—at the 49th International Livestock exposition. S. J. Allsop of Red Deer, Alberta, was named "wheat king" of North America yesterday at the international grain and 'hay show hold in conjunction with the ™. position. John Elink, of Hairy Hill, Alberta, topped all competitors lo win the "oats king" title. William R. Bcaltie of Staples, Ontairo, took top soybean laurels. The reserve wheat, oats, and soybean championships went to Americans. L. E. Peterson of Victor, Mont., took second in wheat, Charles Bicrhals of Fond Du Lac, Wis., was runner-up in oats, and H. L. Siegolmcier of Normal, 111,, look number two position in soybeans. The ncw wheat king, who twice before took the title—in 1934 and 1947—won with reward variety hard red spring wheat which weighed GO.9 pounds a bushel. Peterson's turkey red vareity weighed (!5.1 pounds. In another feature event. Oklahoma A. and M. college won the collegiate livestock judging contest. Hinh individual scorer in collegiate livestock judging was J. C. Ragsdale, 22. of Franklin. Ind., a member of Ihe Purdue university team. Schmidt brothers of Maquoketa, Iowa, .showed the championship carload of aberdecn-rmgus -ileors. Fuorst Stock farm. Pine Plains, N. Y.. won first place for showing Ihe champion carcass steer on the hoof. Karl Hoffman of Ida Grove. Iowa, showed Iho champion carload of hereford steers, and Nelson farms, Gene.seo. 111., the best carload of shorthorns. Expect Fresh Drive for Aid to China Washington, Nov. 2!) — I/PJ — Madame Chiang Kai-shek's arrival here (his week is expected to touch off a fresh drive to get the United States to underwrite China's war against its Communist lores. AutluniUative informants said lo- the Chinese Washington, Nov. 29 — (UP* — James Ccasar Pctrillo, whom President Truman and the Congress almost put in jail, turned up today as the music master of the January inaugural ceremonies. He has been named music chairman for Mr. Truman's inauguration. The America • Federation of Musicians, of which Petrillo is president, will sponsor the fata concert planned' for the night before the president takes the oath. Inaugural Committee Chairman Melvin D. Hilciielh announced Pc- trillo's selection to provide the music lo which jubilant Democrats will celebrate next January, iildrcth probably figured Petrillo vas a bargain because the. music s pretty sure to be on the cuff. The troubles of Petrillo with the government go back some years ap.o when ho began exercising the ilmost unlimited powers of his of- ice with a scries of orders which lad the force of law among musicians in the United States and anada. Al one time or another ho forbade the broadcasting of music played by student-amateurs and rni-litary bands, and demanded that broadcasting stations hire mils!-" cians whom they did not need and who would never tootle a note for Snow, Rain and Floods Plague Wide Section Chicago, Nov. 29 — f/Tj—The elements hit the nation in various Forms yesterday. Floods and high winds struck the south. Rain and snow plagued many areas. At least five persons were killed In automobile accidents attributed lo the weather. Another was missing. Hain-swollen rivers left their banks in three Southern States— Georgia. Alabama and Tennessee. Hundreds of persons were forced to flee their homes. Property and crop damage was estimated in, hundreds of thousands of dollars^ Four Negroes were injured in a! windstorm which hit Fort Davis, near Tuskefiee, Ala. A brief snowstorm struck parts of Texas, Oklahoma rind Knnsas and then moved southoastwards, with the snow changed to rain or slush and strong winds diminishing. Three died in Georgia and Alabama highway accidents, and another person was missin:;. Two were killed on a slippery highway n Pennsylvania. Southern flood waters originated in northern sections of Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, Manv roads were inundated. Near Montgomery, Ala,. 3:13 convicts were evacuated from a prison farm to the Kilby State prison, nearby, when the Tn!lapoo.sa river rose. Homes were evacuated in scattered floods around Birmingham and Phcnix City, Ala., Atlanta, Columbus and Macon, Ga., and Knoxville, Tenn. Peachtree creek overflowed at Atlanta, forcing residents o£ a fashionable norlhsicle residential section to flee. Macon had the, highest flood level in its hi.-toiy in the Ocmulgec river. Highway., in the vicinity of Home, Ga.. weie in danger of flooding. At Columbus, Ga.. the warehouse area was in danger and workmen removed merchandise from buildings. Corporation Profitslo Be Smaller Washington. Nov. 29 — (/P)— Sena-- tor O'Mahonoy (D-Wyp) served notice on a "few gmnt corpora» 'I: 1 ^ 1 , •^ fl >V I ?- e hcck~rcms on the pay they .received. For lortR'^.,. riods Pctrillo prevented or severe ,. . , . , -. ---— T —w-i-i ly limited the broadcast of music l tax F s and fc , dcfnl P«cc and ration by FM and television stations. curhs. been These controversies have adjusted now, but only after Con sress enacted legislation designed to deal specifically with Pctrillo. This was the Lea Act passed in 1946 to prohibit Pctrillo's "coercive practices" and to protect radio sta- iions against demands that they hire musicians they did not need. Mr. Truman signed the anti-Petrillo bill on April 16, 1946. Petrillo immediately called a strike against Station WAAF Chicago, to test the Lea Act. He an-' nounced he would strike every broadcasting chain in this country and stop the making of all records if the act was hold constitutional. He was indicted and arraigned in June in Chicago. Federal judge Walter J. La Buy hr.ld the Le'a Act. to be unconstitutional and dismissed the charges against Petrillo. The music- boss had demanded that WAAF hire three .musicians for which it had no need. The government appealed and a year later tho supreme court overruled Judge Ln Buy, holding that the act was r.ot in violation of Ux; constitution. IMrillo was hauled into court again and this time lie- was acquitted. Judge Ln Buy wrote the acquiUall decision last January. But Pelrillo began to back down after his brush with the law. This year he has withdrawn his ban against FM duplication of live music played primarily for regular broadcast. Last March Pelrillo curbs. "I don't want to re-enact OPA," he told reporters, "but I do want to control the present regimentation of prices and rationing of products by concentrated private interests." O'Mahoney did not single out any corporation by name but he said those dealing in basic commodities, such as steel, "arc in n position .to fix their own prices and distribution." In this way, he said, most items needed by the average family arc subject to a corporate rationing system. OJMahoncy is due to become chairman of the Senate-House economic committee, a strategic congressional policy post whore he can give powerful support to administration proposals. From that: vantage point retiring Chairman Tad (R-Ohio) directed the Repiib- publican fight in the (JOth Congress against President Truman's requests for mandatory anti-inflation powers. O'Mahoney who has steadily backed Mr, Truman's plea for an excess profits tax on corporations .said he will introduce Mich 8. measure after the Democrats taka over Congress January 3. lie said he plans to propose a levy about one half the wartime rate. "Winning of the peace is the !>itfKi:st job this government has to do," he said. "The government can't do it unless it has ample revenues. With the world in. Its present state of turmoil and the treaties and the networks agreed to permit fie-acc treaties not yet wiittun, it's live music on television for thel ullc . to Ullk ln a « hlj manner as- first time in three years, and the ~ agreement was unaccompanied by a wage increase. Shot Fired fay Guard Accidentally Hits Woman Washington, Nov. 2!) -- TUP) — A guard at the tomb at the unknown soldier thought he heard a shouted lay that as the Chinese president's i;," 1 ,'..:;,! L ,'.'jfe she will be shown "every (.'our- ln [-' lc - . U-sy" while she is here, but ,,""'"$ in the nearby usual bushes "Who and goes he fired his d; tc they made clear privately they have little sympathy with Madame Chiang's unofficial mission. This attitude has been openly ^ shown in the hands-off policy the I' ' Stale Department has tried to follow as far as possible in dealing with her trip. In announcing Saturday night that she would travel here in a U. S. Naval transport plain." the department I'mphasued i, , .. that it was made availalbie "at net• i 1 "™-, M«**,, was • acting witnin or- reouest. 1 ' There was no exnros>Hm i dul s '. "' 1<nn ", l1 "-' shot. They said suming we are at peace." To protect the low income buyer, O'Mahoni.-y wants to impose a "cooling off period" of GO to 90 days before prices of babic commodities could be raised Notice of any proposed increase then would give to the Fodeial Trade Commission, commerce department and justice department. The FTC then wouTd conduct public hearings on the proposal. machines gained as into their their dear old Ji strangled in mir "And tj, think, husband happily. Horace was \,n-\ sue the stork." Moral: Today sure whal'll .yet ; particularly i.'. :iere was no expression ; of welcnjnde and no official word i on arrangements which miyht- be j made lo expedite her mission after j the scheduled arrival Wednesday. I 1 The fad is. Madame Chiang's I j-ltrip dramatized a delenmia in! which Secretary of Stale Marshall \ and President Truman presently: connection with no answer rifle into Ihe air. The bullet pierced the wall of the a pan men t ol army Lt. Robert T. Coslelt 500 feet away and struck Coslett in the left leg two indies above the knee. Mrs. Coslelt, 24, was taken to Waller Reed liosnital where the Muy was removed. . . Army oliicials said the I'uard ! WC1V lu be hel(1 :it - P i» today Pvt. William O'Connor, 20, of Bed- ! al Henuion-Coiiielius Ch.-pyl with within or- 'burial in Rose Hill Cemeteiy. Besides his mother he- i;, .suryiv- Funeral for Crash Victim Held Today Funeral services for F.cld Stevens, 42, son of Mrs. C. R. Hammett of Hope who was killed in an airplane crash near Hot Springs Saturday, Hon ier-1 lor- lit sensation y won con- one could father 01 all the new and washing i Homer - Horace'find themselves in Wealth flowed-tin- Chinese crisis. e cottage, and; On Ihe one hanc ; coats. yuards at ihe tornb are picked pecially for their der orders to ^ Record Low of 27 Degrees Here Last Night eti by three brothers. Uluc E. of and are un- ' 1 '" 1 - t'.lul'f, Charley It. oi Emmet ton b with i all( ' 'I' 1 "" o! Hope-, three sisters, vomu V"»»J M! ._ S j M i Jou ,,i as . M[!> R Li _ | VandiVfr of Pre.scott ;,-id Mrs. 1 Claude Vann of McNab. Two other men. Arville Neighbors. 2'A and Cliarles A. Juines, 30, of Hot Springs were also killed m the crash. according lo half- i espou.a'.ile informanls. they wish la avoid any wf.<rd or action which ! Ii'ain measurin;; .,')0 of an inch she ehidi-d her i might embarrass Ihe Chian;; govern i over the weekend \vas climaxed "When Htirner-j'jnent in its sU'UL't;le with the Com-i with a cold wave that shoved th you wanted toimunists. And they are hopeful ! lenuK-rature dour, to a record some way may he found by which | ^ Ul -^e season thi> morninjt. 'Hi can never be the United States can help to on-- i The Kxperiment .Station reported >-ad in the world vent a Communict conquest tif all' 1 ' 11 ' '°w al 27 olegrccs with t « 24- ru'Jio. l China. I hour nigh oi 41) degrees. Minor Accident An Olio'.s Dairy truck ciiivon Tjy ^ Henry Fowicr anci unt'thct vehicles low I driven by l.ce Downs, both of Hope, eollidiil at 101m and Division fsrly tiiis morning rusuHiiiji in considerable damage lo both vehicles. Nobody was hurl.

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